Renishaw claims its new XM-60 multi-axis calibrator is capable of measuring all six degrees of freedom from a single set-up, in any orientation for linear axes. Designed for the machine tool market, the XM-60 will capture angular, linear and straightness errors in a single set-up, says the company.

The calibrator incorporates a patented optical roll measurement and fibre optic launch system and has been designed to measure machine errors directly, making comparisons before and after machine adjustments a quick and simple task.

To support the release of the XM-60 multi-axis calibrator, a new version of Renishaw's CARTO software suite will be released to guide users through the workflow of the measurement process.